Volunteer fire fighters host training course

Halkirk Herald

The Halkirk Fire Department hosted a S300 training course during the last two weekends with eight volunteers from Castor and Halkirk attending. The S300 course dealt with ropes, knots, self contained breathing apparatus and room searches. The instructor was Lucas Hval from Pincher Creek. Interested volunteers, living in or near the Village, should contact Lorne Dewart at 403 741 6172 if they are interested in becoming part of the team.

Halkirk school students attended a Phoenix Coyotes – Edmonton Oilers hockey game last week. Complimentary tickets were received from the reading program “Give it a shot”. Teacher Mike Courtney drove the bus and was accompanied by parent supervisors Alison Schauer, Allan Gamroth, Loreena McGillivray and Louann Dahmer.

Halkirk youngsters who belong to the Nancy Greene ski club this year are Jacey, Tiana and Kiara Gamroth; Liam Grice; Nick Ruddell; Natalie, Zack and Coy Schilling. Jacey and Tiana competed at the regional series final in Jasper last weekend with Jacey placing sixth and Tiana receiving eighth place.

Halkirk Elks, district deputy Dale Kent, Doug Duke, Charles Muncy and John DeMos attended the traveling gavel in Stettler on March 15. In attendance was the Grand Exalted Ruler, Dave Hurley, from Yellowknife.

Spring break is this week – March 28 to April 4 in lieu of Easter holidays for the school students.

Congratulations to Brian and Sandra Gonda on the safe arrival of a baby boy, Caleb Joseph born on Sat. March 19 in Lacombe. Proud grandma is Dianne Gonda.

Funeral services were held for Gordon Christianson on Friday in Stettler. Gordon came to the Halkirk area in the early 80s and worked for Oliver Bull, Lloyd Brodersen and the County of Paintearth. Sympathy is extended to friends and family.

It’s just over a week (April 9) until the Elks 23rd annual Fun Casino night. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Black Jack at 8 p.m. sharp. A supper and prize distribution completes the evening. Give Dale Kent a call to secure your spot.

Volunteer week is April 10 to 16. A volunteer is a person who enters or offers to enter into any service of his own free will; a job freely chosen or undertaken. A pat on the back to all the volunteers in our community.

Greg and Laura Kent from Fort Nelson, B.C., visited with Dale and Melody and then went to Rocky Mountain House to curl in the Oilmen’s spiel there. Dan Fowler also had a team entered. Good luck to both teams.